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CBFC refuses to certify film on Sri Lankan war

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has refused to certify a controversial documentary film on Sri Lanka's civil war, saying it could affect India's foreign relations.

The documentary, 'No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka', directed by Callum Macrae, is based on the last stages of war between LTTE and Sri Lankan forces.

A review committee has watched the film and felt it should not be screened in India as it has gory visuals and the narrative did not include versions of all parties, which could affect India's foreign relations, CBFC officials said.

When contacted, CBFC Chairperson Leela Samson said the movie has been reviewed by a panel under the normal process.

Samson said that as per her information the panel felt there were disturbing visuals in the movie and also that it could impinge India's relations with other countries as the version narrated focused on only one side of the story.

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First Published: Sun, February 23 2014. 22:15 IST